SPRING CITY, Tenn. — A TVA contractor will cut 600 craft workers and 200 support staff at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant as a cost-cutting measure, a TVA spokesman said today.
Scott Brooks said the Bechtel Corporation contract workers are being let go to streamline work at the plant.
He said the work is moving more slowly than the utility expected.
Today an emergency preparedness exercise, involving about 1,000 people, is being conducted at the plant.
Read more Thursday in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Pam Sohn has been reporting or editing Chattanooga news for 25 years. A Walden’s Ridge native, she began her journalism career with a 10-year stint at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. She came to the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 1999 after working at the Chattanooga Times for 14 years. She has been a city editor, Sunday editor, wire editor, projects team leader and assistant lifestyle editor. As a reporter, she also has covered the police, ...